Origin of inveterate
Related formsin·vet·er·ate·ly, adverbin·vet·er·ate·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for inveterate
The most ridiculous character in Pay Any Price may be Dennis Montgomery, who is described as an inveterate gambler and swindler.Speed Read: James Risen Indicts The War On Terror’s Costly Follies|William O’Connor|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An inveterate networker, he managed to get Tennessee Williams as the chief signatory on one letter-writing campaign.
This inveterate list maker also loved minutiae; in his copious account books, he kept track of every cent he ever spent.
It gives the best outcomes to the most inveterate bad actors.
Pouw insists that this anecdote is nothing more than “film-noir fantasy” and that Scarff is a “self-admitted inveterate liar.”
I must tell you all about it,' returned Mollie garrulously, for she was an inveterate chatterbox.Lover or Friend|Rosa Nouchette Carey
I have much news for you, my dear Edward, which only my inveterate habit of procrastination has caused to be left till now.The Honour of the Clintons|Archibald Marshall
The prejudices of the West Indians on these points were numerous and inveterate.The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the|Thomas Clarkson
An inveterate poker player, he got into a game in Springfield with big players and for high stakes.An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)|Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
He shuddered and shrank back, overcome by the inveterate, ungovernable horror.The Creators|May Sinclair